Senior Project Manager Needed


locations Home Working, United Kingdom Washington D.C., United States Home Working, South Africa Home Working, Kenya Home Working, Panama time type Full time posted on Posted Yester day job requisition idR23140

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Countries in Africa, Europe, Latin America and Canada where World Vision International is registered will also be considered.

Job Description Summary

As part of the Advocacy & External Engagement (A&EE) team, the Senior Project Manager will provide high-level end-to-end project management, budget management, and business operations support to facilitate A&EE’s strategy implementation and overall effectiveness. 

This role will include stakeholder management for complex projects, strategic planning, and budget management, including implementing the departmental budget-setting process and undertake ongoing efforts to track and optimize spending. This position will focus on connecting project deliverables across teams and tracking/aligning spending to ensure agile re-allocation of resources as needed. 


35% Strategic Planning and Stakeholder Engagement 

  • Provide end-to-end project management support for complex projects. This will include: (1) develop and update project management plans; (2) present data and information visually for senior leadership decision-making; (3) coordinate, clarify, and align activities across stakeholders; (4) facilitate ongoing performance management – escalating issues to senior leadership for action as needed; and (5) align activities with allocated budget and monitor budget spend.   
  • Support annual and three-year business planning ensuring that all key stakeholders are aware and provide input to the planning process.

30% Budget Management 

  • With oversight from the Senior Director, design and implement a budget development and monitoring approach for A&EE, ensuring optimized financial management and oversight.   
  • Supervise regular tracking and accurate classification of expenses across A&EE teams. 
  • Direct financial analysis and forecasting of financial performance on a monthly basis and annually for input to the annual planning process. Meet with individual team members in 1:1 meetings to discuss budget plans and spending. 
  • Coordinate year-end financial activities and reporting, which include, accruals, carry forwards and partnership special projects, among others.  

35% Business Operations 

  • Ensure smooth functioning of the administrative, financial and operational needs for the A&EE team.
  • Ensure effective A&EE service procurement and consultant management (particularly consultants used for research work).  
  • Problem-solve A&EE operational and administrative issues. 
  • Supervise the team Operations Coordinator to ensure optimized administrative effectiveness and efficiency. 


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the consulting, business operations, or international development industries.
  • Strong experience and skills in project management, budget analysis, and operational and management oversight.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and experience with project management software (Smartsheet, etc.) 

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in field related to business management, operations, or international development/humanitarian aid.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Professional Project Management certifications (Agile methodology; Prince2; etc.) 
  • Understanding of/familiarity with WV’s global ministry.
  • Knowledgeable about institutional audiences – governments, NGO partners, UN system, donors. 
  • Previous staff management experience 

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

  • Ability and willingness to work within 4 hours of overlap during business hours of the West Coast in the US.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally 5-10% of the time.

For positions filled in the United States, the top range for this role is $62,000 USD. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, job level, internal equity and budget. Exact salary offers will be determined by factors such as the candidate’s skills, qualifications, experience and geographic location.


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